Much of Cardiff city’s early season form has been down to the striker Kenwyne Jones, who has scored four goals in his 5 appearances he has made for his new team. The former Stoke City forward has now been praised by Cardiff boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The 29-year-old has not been playing full 90 minutes during this period and it was not until the 1-1 draw with Fulham last week that he finally accomplished this figure. The battle against the two relegated teams from the Premier League finished as a draw thanks to the equaliser from Jones.
This was after Hoogland had given the home team a lead in the 22nd minute. Jones has been playing for Cardiff since January of last season. However, he had managed only one league goal previously. The new Championship season appears to be bringing the best out of this physical striker. Despite suffering just one defeat in the last five matches, Cardiff are in danger of slipping out of the race for promotion. They are 9th in the table after five matches of the season. The superior form of clubs like Nottingham Forest and Watford already sees Cardiff trailing the leaders by a massive five points.
Solskjaer will be aware that the team needs to find the form quick enough to challenge for automatic promotion spots. “I’m very pleased with how he’s come back this season. He’s finally got his fitness back. We need him in the box, we need him to be a nuisance for defenders because he’s strong and he’s quick. He’s got everything a striker should have. We’ve been working on one deal that we hope to go through, if not my phone is going to be well and truly shut off,” said the Cardiff manager about Jones and his plans to strengthen the squad.